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Homeland Security job description

A Homeland Security Officer is a professional who helps to secure our borders, airports, seaports, and waterways in response to natural disasters and prevents terrorist acts.

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June 1, 2022

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Eftychia Karavelaki

Senior Recruitment Manager

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Homeland Security Officer responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing security intelligence to identify potential terrorist threats
  • Assisting various departments with a range of security efforts to secure the country’s borders and waterways
  • Documenting reports and providing updates about various projects

Job brief

We are looking for a Homeland Security Officer to join our team and help secure the nation’s borders and waterways. 

Homeland Security Officer responsibilities include interpreting intelligence reports to identify potential threats to the nation and participating in efforts to thwart terrorist activities. 

Ultimately, you will work with various departments and law enforcement professionals to identify and stop terrorist activities. 


  • Analyze intelligence reports to prevent terrorist activities
  • Actively participate in operations to secure the nation’s borders and waterways
  • Enter information into a central database to help other departments secure national interests
  • Respond to natural disasters and provide support to the general public’s safety

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Homeland Security Officer or similar role
  • Prior military or civil service experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of database management for data entry 
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Homeland Security Officer

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